A lot of people like to set goals when a New Year rolls around and they often include lifestyle things like starting an exercise routine or improving diet. Personally, I think this is great and I want to see you succeed! If you’re on social media, odds are you’ve seen a meme where it shows the photo of a packed gym early in January followed by an empty one come late January. I think I can assume that most people truly want to maintain a program and reach health and fitness goals. Life is so hectic and exhausting so it really is easy to give up but let’s make this the year where you don’t give up on yourself. I’d suggest you write your goals down and put them somewhere you can see them, get support from the people around you and track the improvements in glucose and mood for motivation.
There are so many ways you can increase your activity levels. Here are a few tips:
A great place to put your focus is your total daily step count. Work up from where you’re currently at and continue to build from there.
Additionally, diet is incredibly important. This doesn’t mean following a fad diet. Think about the nutritional value of what you’re eating and avoid eating a lot of foods with empty calories.
Diet and Exercise play a profound role in blood glucose management and are especially important. Plus, it is protective from many diabetes-related complications. Don’t give up, you got this!
If you would like assistance achieving your New Year’s resolutions give us a call at 610-642-6055. We have dieticians and exercise professionals like myself ready to help you meet your health and fitness goals. Happy 2022!
Kathryn received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Ave Maria University in Florida and a Master's degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology from West Chester University in Pennsylvania. She is Certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as well as the International Sports Science Association.